Skate’r Thai! Get on board at this weekend’s Surf Skate Jam in Hua Hin

Since the 1920s, Hua Hin’s beaches, old-time charm, and laid-back vibe have attracted folks. What might surprise some is that, in the past four years, surfers have been coming to catch waves at Hua Don Beach next to Khao Takiab Beach. November is here and that means the surfing season is officially underway in Hua ...

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Muay Thai champ dies from bite blamed on monster centipede

Muay Thai champ dies from bite blamed on monster centipede

A former Muay Thai champion known for throwing aggressive left punches and kicks died Wednesday in Kalasin province after he suffered complications from a bite thought to have...

Ultimate Thai fighter slugs through pandemic to reach UFC ‘Fight Island’

Ultimate Thai fighter slugs through pandemic to reach UFC ‘Fight Island’

Military checkpoints and pandemic measures can’t stop Loma Lookboonmee from making mixed martial arts history this weekend when she becomes the first Thai combatant on...

Runner suspects water bottle poisoning at metro Bangkok park

Runner suspects water bottle poisoning at metro Bangkok park

A Bangkok man warning other runners that someone tried to poison him at a park in the capital’s northwestern outskirts said today he’s awaiting a final report on his blood...

‘Insensitive’ marathon organizers sorry for pre-dawn fireworks

‘Insensitive’ marathon organizers sorry for pre-dawn fireworks

The government organizer of a pre-dawn Sunday run apologized to the public today for setting off fireworks at 3am. Tourism and Sports Minister Pipat Ratchakitprakan said Monday...

Skate or die! Hua Hin gets free youth skateboard park (Photos)

Skate or die! Hua Hin gets free youth skateboard park (Photos)

Those who prefer kicking a deck to surfing a board now have a place of their own in the coastal enclave of Hua Hin. Kickflip, grind and fakie through concrete bowls and banks...

Thailand’s Pavit steals dramatic four-way playoff in Malaysia

Thailand’s Pavit steals dramatic four-way playoff in Malaysia

Pavit Tangkamolprasert chipped-in for birdie on the second play-off hole Sunday to clinch the Sabah Masters for his second Asian Tour title. After closing with a final round 65,...

Thailand’s Albon looking to “fight at the front” for Red Bull

Thailand’s Albon looking to “fight at the front” for Red Bull

Thailand’s Alex Albon said Tuesday he is ready to “fight at the front in 2020” for top Formula One team Red Bull after they rewarded him for a series of...

American woman paralyzed by cliff fall fleeing rape in Thailand completes NY Marathon – on crutches

American woman paralyzed by cliff fall fleeing rape in Thailand completes NY Marathon – on crutches

A poignant moment at the New York City Marathon this year was a woman who, about 11 hours after it started, crossed the finish line on crutches. Among the thousands of runners was...

Swing when you’re winning: Thai golf stars blaze path for youngsters

Swing when you’re winning: Thai golf stars blaze path for youngsters

Flashing luxury sports cars and a bejewelled watch, Kiradech Aphibarnrat is one of several rising golf stars drawing Thailand’s youngsters to the sport with the lure of a...


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When our beloved Thai Olympians win a medal, suffer a defeat due to a scandalous malfunctioning iPad or perform on the world scene and make Thailand proud, we strive to be the first to report it. When the first Thai woman recently reached the top of Mount Everest and another Thai lady made golf history, we were proud of share those sporty stories with you. As far as other sports, when famous English football lads visit Bangkok and have a bit too much fun, we’ll have those tell-all stories too.